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Probabilistic bit-rate and rate-distortion cost estimation for video
A method of video encoding is provided that includes computing spatial variance for video data in a block of a video sequence, estimating a first bit-rate based...
Line rate spread spectrum clock generator for use in line imaging systems
A method of generating a spread spectrum clock signal for a line imaging device including receiving a line length value of the line imaging device, receiving a...
6T SRAM cell with single sided write
An SRAM cell containing an auxiliary driver transistor is configured for a single sided write operation. The auxiliary driver transistor may be added to a...
Low power converter and shutdown SAR ADC architecture
With Successive Approximation Register (SAR) analog-to-digital converters (ADCs), there are several different architectures. One of these architectures is a...
System, method, and circuitry for blind timing mismatch estimation of
interleaved analog-to-digital converters
A timing skew estimation system is disclosed that includes a plurality of interleaved analog-to-digital converter circuits (ADCs), a timing mismatch estimation...
Method and system for testing a semiconductor package
A method and system for testing a semiconductor package. At least some of the illustrative embodiments are methods comprising testing a semiconductor package...
Low drop voltage regulator with instant load regulation and method
An LDO regulator (10) produces an output voltage (Vout) by applying the output voltage to a feedback input (6) of a differential input stage (10A) and applying...
On-chip voltage supply scheme with automatic transition into low-power
mode of MSP430
An integrated electronic device includes circuitry for providing a system supply voltage from a primary power supply. The circuitry has a high power (HP) stage...
Method of forming metallic leadframes having laser-treated surfaces for
improved adhesion to polymeric compounds
A leadframe for the assembly of a semiconductor chip has regions (112) with an original smooth surface of glossy appearance and regions (113, 114, 210) of a...
System and method for a projection display system using an optical
A system and method for using an optical lightguide in a projection display system. A plurality of light sources provides a plurality of colored light to a...
Selectively accessing test access ports in a multiple test access port
A TAP linking module (21, 51) permits plural TAPs (TAPs 1-4) to be controlled and accessed from a test bus (13) via a single TAP interface (20).
Public key out-of-band transfer for mutual authentication
Methods for key exchange and mutual authentication are provided that allow for inherent authentication and secret key derivation of parties communicating...
Processing function connected to processor memory hierarchy
Apparatus and method for employing a Hardware Processing Function in a processor system using a hierarchical memory. Embodiments of the disclosed invention may...
Seamless audio speed change based on time scale modification
This invention involves time-scale modification of audio signals. The invention describes overlap and add time scale modification with variable input and output...
Digital communication using an inexpensive reference crystal
Systems and methods for digital communication using an inexpensive reference crystal are described herein. Some illustrative embodiments include a method that...
Method and apparatus for asynchronous clock retiming
A time to digital converter is used to determine which edge of the higher frequency clock (oversampling clock) is farther away from the edge of the lower...
Systems and methods for low-complexity MIMO detection with analytical
Systems and methods for providing multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) detection, comprising a leaf node predictor for receiving a processed communications...
Spread frequency spectrum waveform generating circuit
The objective of this invention is to provide a circuit that generates a spread frequency spectrum waveform with shaped frequency spectrum distribution. The...
MIMO with reserved subframes in primary and secondary base stations
Embodiments of the invention provide a method to efficiently enable Network MIMO for use in the downlink direction. An association is established between a...
Memory array power domain partitioning
An integrated circuit containing a nonvolatile memory circuit which contains memory segments and sense amplifier banks individually powered by a power decoder...
Method and system for generating a drive signal for a MEMS scanner
A method for generating a drive signal for a micro-electro-mechanical system (MEMS) scanner is provided. The method includes generating the drive signal for the...
Method and system for GNSS coexistence
A system and method for operating a wireless transmitter and a global navigation satellite ("GNSS") receiver coexistent in a mobile wireless device. A mobile...
PLL with continuous and bang-bang feedback controls
An apparatus is provided. The apparatus comprising a voltage controlled oscillator (VCO), an amplifier, a switch, a calibration capacitor, and a control loop....
Apparatus and method for automated offset reduction in matched
differential input devices
An amplifier includes an input stage, a comparator coupled to an output of the differential input stage, and a trimming controller coupled to an output of the...
Cell voltage abnormality detector and cell voltage monitoring device for a
multi-cell series battery
A circuit for detecting battery cell abnormalities in a multi-cell series battery for effectively and quickly detecting abnormalities with a simple, small...
Pulse-width modulation current control with reduced transient time
One embodiment of the present invention includes a current regulator circuit. The circuit includes at least one switch configured to periodically couple and...
Packaged electronic devices with face-up die having TSV connection to
leads and die pad
A packaged electronic device includes a leadframe including a die pad, a first, second, and third lead pin surrounding the die pad. An IC die is assembled in a...
High power integrated circuit device having bump pads
An integrated circuit (IC) includes a substrate having a semiconducting surface, a first array of devices on and in the semiconducting surface including first...
Leadframe having delamination resistant die pad
A lead frame (410) including a die pad (100) for mounting at least one integrated circuit (405) thereon and a plurality of lead fingers (413). The die pad (100)...
High voltage diode with reduced substrate injection
A high voltage diode in which the n-type cathode is surrounded by an uncontacted heavily doped n-type ring to reflect injected holes back into the cathode...
Ultra dark polymer
A method and a material for creating an antireflective coating on an integrated circuit. A preferred embodiment comprises applying a dark polymer material on a...
Methods and apparatus to prevent mold compound feeder jams in systems to
package integrated circuits
Methods and apparatus to preventing mold feeder jams in a system to package integrated circuits. An example method includes detecting if a mold compound tablet...
Local memories with permutation functionality for digital signal
A digital signal processor (DSP) co-processor according to a clustered architecture with local memories. Each cluster in the architecture includes multiple...
Apparatus and method for adaptive polar transmitter linearization and
wireless transmitter employing the same
A polar transmitter and a method of linearizing a polar transmitter. In one embodiment, the transmitter includes: (1) a transmit chain having a predistorter...
Apparatus and method for adaptive cartesian transmitter linearization and
wireless transmitter employing the same
A Cartesian transmitter and a method of linearizing a Cartesian transmitter. In one embodiment, the transmitter includes: (1) a transmit chain configured to...
Methods and apparatus for image enhancement
A method and apparatus of enhancing an image, the method comprising applying at least one multi-scale filter bank to at least a portion of an image to detect at...
Transmission of ACK/NACK bits and their embedding in the CQI reference
A transmission of information within a wireless cellular network may include a first and second type of information. A subframe is produced that includes a...
Solid-state image pickup device
This invention is a solid-state image pickup device that solves the problem of limited dynamic range in the high luminance region in an image sensor having...
Duty cycle calculation and implementation for solid state illuminators
A display uses x illuminator systems to produce x primary colors and y overlap colors, which are combinations of primary colors, to illuminate a spatial light...
Apparatus for generating a plurality of different voltage level clock
A system is provided for generating a plurality of different voltage level clock signals. The system comprises an electrical energy storage pack having a...
A converter has a main feedback path and two auxiliary feedback paths from an output node to an auxiliary differential input pair of a comparator. The auxiliary...
Dynamic power saving pulse width modulated LED driver circuit
In accordance with an aspect of the present invention, an LED driving circuit includes a digital-to-analog converter and a driving portion. The circuit is...
Surface patterned topography feature suitable for planarization
A method for manufacturing a semiconductor device that comprises implanting a first dopant type in a well region of a substrate to form implanted sub-regions...
Method for generating and evaluating a table model for circuit simulation
A method for generating and evaluating a table model for circuit simulation in N dimensions employing mathematical expressions for modeling a device. The table...
TAP interface select circuit with TMS/RCK or RCK lead
This disclosure describes a reduced pin bus that can be used on integrated circuits or embedded cores within integrated circuits. The bus may be used for serial...
Crosstalk cancellation in digital subscriber line communications
A digital subscriber line (DSL) modem that has a canceller digital filter for cancelling crosstalk and RF interference in a received DSL signal is disclosed....
Primary and secondary synchronization codes from first, second, third
A wireless communication system. The system comprises transmitter circuitry (BST1), the transmitter circuitry comprising encoder circuitry (50) for transmitting...
Compensatory memory system
A compensatory memory system is described. This memory system substantially improves performance by adapting an associated delay in a way that optimizes circuit...
Encoding optical spectra using a DMD array
According to one embodiment of the present invention, a system for encoding an optical spectrum includes a dispersive element, a digital micromirror device...
Shaping inter-symbol-interference in sigma delta converter
A signal converting system is described that has a multi-segment digital to analog converter coupled to one or more error shaping loops. Each error shaping loop...